Study Spaces in the Library

Study Spaces in the Library

Collaborative Study

Three small group meeting rooms on the second floor and two multipurpose rooms on the third floor are available for collaborative study.

Quiet Study

Students studying in the Reference Reading Room
Reference Reading Room

Reference Reading Room and Mezzanine
(Lower Level & First Floor)

The Reference Reading Room on the lower level, below a beautiful Mezzanine (1090), expansive windows and refurbished light fixtures from Speer Library, is a popular study space with soft and table seating.

Alumni/ae Room
(Second Floor)

The Alumni/ae Room on the second floor (2036) is another open study space available to alums and the rest of the Seminary community.

Students studying at a table in the South Gallery of the library
Study table in the South Gallery

South Gallery and Korean Mission Room
(Second Floor)

The largest open public space in the building, the South Gallery on the second floor offers a variety of desks and soft seating options. It also affords a spectacular view across Mercer Street to the Seminary's main campus as well as ample window seating, perfect for reading and reflection. The Korean Mission Room, dedicated to the longstanding relationship between our Seminary and the Christians of Korea, is also available for open study and reading.

Scholar Commons
(Third Floor)

The Scholar Commons on the third floor (3028) currently serves as a public reading space, with soft and table seating available for quiet study.

Other Areas

Student studying in the concourse

Café, Concourse, and Atrium
(First Floor & Lower Level)

On the first floor, the café (1020) serves as an informal gathering spot for the PTS community, with windows looking out on Mercer Street. The Concourse on this floor offers ample soft and table seating, while on the lower level, the Iain R. Torrance Atrium (0001) provides additional soft and table seating and is a quiet area for study when not in use for library and other events.

Building Guide

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For more information about locations in the library, please see Maps and Directions. Library hours are available here.

Princeton Theological Seminary Library Code of Conduct

All those who use the library and those who work in it as a place of employment share responsibility for creating and maintaining a healthy and safe environment conducive to the library as a place of welcome, meeting, study, and reflection. As such, we honor these guidelines.